|“||There's no problem. Me and my friends, we’re just looking for a place to lay our heads.||”|
|— From the Ashes|
Early life Edit
He was born on Earth and at some point he married Nikki. The two became bank robbers, something that he enjoyed, but during a heist in Columbus, Nikki shot two cops, causing them to kill all of the hostages to get rid of witness. Both eventually got captured, imprisoned and were sent to Proxima Six on Eligius IV.
Throughout the Series Edit
Unlike many of the Eligius prisoners such as Paxton McCreary, Hatch is not a bad person at the core. Before the Nuclear Apocalypse, he had enjoyed being a bank robber, not a murderer, until a robbery gone bad caused him and Nikki to kill everyone else to get rid of witnesses. While talking to John Murphy, Hatch shows remorse for his actions, stating that there is no making up for what he did even by making the ultimate sacrifice to save many lives. He also had no love for McCreary, calling McCreary a jackass that he doesn't miss. Hatch's attitude is noticeably friendlier and more accommodating than most of the prisoners as well, treating Raven Reyes with a friendly attitude in contrast to his wife and only asking for all of the Jo Juice that they can enjoy in return for his help rather than asking for something harder or more unreasonable.
Hatch is shown to be driven by his love for Nikki. When Raven lies to him about his radiation exposure as she doesn't trust him to continue working, Hatch reveals to Murphy that he has already figured out the truth and that he intends to continue for Nikki's sake, knowing that Murphy is doing the same for Emori. With his last words, Hatch tells Raven she was welcome for him finishing the job, proving that she was wrong not to trust Hatch to do the right thing.
Hatch is shown to have a friendly sense of humor, often cracking jokes in a situation. For example, when Raven called out that the reactor temperature was 1,492, Hatch responded back with "Columbus sailed the ocean blue!" When Raven said it was 1,494, Hatch quipped that he didn't have a witty retort for that number.
Physical Appearance Edit
Hatch is tall, with brown hair with the sides shaved very short, slicked back and a jawline beard.
Nikki is Hatch’s wife and he loved her deeply. As shown by his conversation with John Murphy, Hatch was driven by his love for her, even willing to sacrifice his own life if it ensured Nikki's survival. Later, after giving up on revenge, Nikki helps rescue Raven's friends from the bunker, stating that its what Hatch would've done.
Hatch had a friendly relationship with Raven who in turn didn't think she could trust him to do the right thing if he knew he was going to die, possibly because of her previous experiences with the Eligius prisoners. Unlike most of the prisoners, including his wife, Hatch was nothing but friendly to Raven and aside from recognizing her as "McCreary's guest," didn't taunt her or use her time as a prisoner against Raven, instead acknowledging his own hatred of her captor. In turn, Raven was shown to be devastated by having caused Hatch's death and having lied to him for her own benefit. Raven is subsequently shown to be consumed with guilt over the deaths of Hatch and his men, telling Clarke that she can't forget their faces.
Though the two didn't know each other long, they had a good relationship, in part due to Hatch recognizing that they were both driven by their love for a woman and need to protect them at all costs. Hatch indicated to Murphy that he already knew the truth and didn't buy Raven's xenon gas story, pointing out that as Primes and a Nightbloods Murphy and Emori were the best suited for work on the radioactive core. Murphy found himself interested in Hatch's background in turn and in a more vulnerable moment, Hatch admitted that he knew he could never make up for the people he'd hurt even by making the ultimate sacrifice to save many more. After Hatch died, Murphy crouched over his body and was clearly devastated by his loss despite only knowing Hatch for such a short time. Murphy later tells Nikki that Hatch was a good man and calls Hatch "a true-blue hero."
|From the Ashes||Appears|
|Welcome to Bardo||Absent|
|The Queen's Gambit||Mentioned|
|A Little Sacrifice||Absent|
|A Sort of Homecoming||Mentioned|
|The Dying of the Light||Mentioned|
|The Last War||Mentioned|
Killed Victims Edit
- Bank robbery hostages (executed alongside Nikki during a bank robbery)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- His character was announced on September 26, 2019.
- As pointed out by John Murphy, unlike most of the Eligius Prisoners, Hatch does not appear to be one of "the worst of the worst." This is because his career started out as a bank robber and only included homicide after a robbery went bad. This is different from someone like Michael Vinson who was a serial killer, Paxton McCreary who was a cartel enforcer, or Charmaine Diyoza who was a political terrorist.
- During Murphy and Hatch's conversation, when Hatch says that there's no making up for his past actions, a burn visibly begins to appear on his forehead from the radiation, the beginning of the burns that covered his face when he died.